Alberta Burger Fest poster
The Alberta Burger Fest is an opportunity to visit locally owned restaurants while supporting local charities.

CALGARY, Alberta – Over 100 locally owned restaurants in Calgary have agreed to create a custom burger for the annual Alberta Burger Fest, which supports local charities. This year’s event takes place from May 6 - 15 and supports Kids Up Front, Kids Cancer Care, Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta, Bullying Ends Here and Missing Children Society of Canada.

"I've been a part of Alberta Burger Fest since its earlier inception in 2013," said festival founder, Terry Lo. "We've grown from a handful of local restaurants battling for the title of Best Burger in Calgary to more than 100 restaurants in 2016. We've capped the number of participants in the past, but this year we opened it up to any locally owned restaurant who wanted to compete. It's a lot of burgers in one festival, but it's city-wide and it means more people outside of the core can also join in the fun in support of local charities."

The public will vote on favorites to determine the winners in three price categories of $10, $15 and $20. Interesting facets of this year’s Alberta Burger Fest include the debut of a burger from an Indian restaurant, the first vegetarian burger, the first hot dog burger and the first participation by food trucks.